On Good Friday, Pope Francis seemed to be speaking directly to the president of the United States when he denounced the “complicit silence” of leaders in the face of Christian genocide. In his address to tourists in St. Peter’s Square, Monday, Francis revisited the subject, exhorting leaders of the free world to do something about the slaughters of Christians that are happening in several parts of the world.
Addressing pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square, Francis praised those who were “sensitizing public opinion about the persecution of Christians in the world.”
While not suggesting any particular course of action, he urged “concrete participation and tangible help in defense and protection of our brothers and our sisters, who are persecuted, exiled, slain, beheaded, solely for being Christian.”
The pontiff said that the martyrs of today outnumber those of the first centuries.
“I hope that the international community doesn’t stand mute and inert before such unacceptable crimes, which constitute a worrisome erosion of the most elementary human rights. I truly hope that the international community doesn’t look the other way.” Francis declared.
Meanwhile, the president of the United States Barack Obama continues omit the word “Christian” in White House statements condemning Muslim atrocities – most recently in his response to the massacre of 150 Christians at Kenya’s Garissa University College, last week, where he substituted “innocent men and women” for Christians.
At the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, however, the president had no trouble identifying Christians as perpetrators of atrocities hundreds of years ago – during the crusades and inquisition.
And this morning, Obama, still pretending that he’s a Christian himself, seemed to go after his Christian opponents, as he veered off script during the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast (where the Reverend Al was among the guests.)
“On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that, as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” the president said during the breakfast at the White House. “And I have to say that, sometimes when I listen to other less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.”
Steve Hayes, Editor of the Weekly Standard, noted on Fox News that it was odd that Obama would use the occasion of the prayer breakfast to talk about Christians not being loving – rather than the recent massacre of Christians in Kenya, Nigeria and elsewhere.
“It’s not just that he didn’t take this opportunity to point out the struggles Christians are dealing with throughout the world, Hayes said. “It’s also his focus on ‘non-loving things’ Christians are saying at the same time that his administration just this past week sort of shrugged off these ‘death to America’ chants that we heard in Iran – led and embraced by the Iran Supreme Leader.”
Hayes continued, “he doesn’t seem to be troubled by those…but he likes to focus on the alleged misdeeds or misstatements or anger of Christians.”
He agreed with Martha MacCallum that president’s lack of a response to the Pope’s exhortation for help was “strange.”
“Sometimes the silence from the president says more than his words do,” Hayes noted.
Obama, who had absolutely no foreign policy experience when he was elected president, said Walker needed to take some time to “bone up on foreign policy.”
CBS News reported:
President Obama says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be taking a foolish approach if he follows through with vows to revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.
The president was asked in an NPR News interview about Walker’s recent comments promising to reject any Iran deal Mr. Obama reaches on his first day as president.
And if the president’s ability to strike agreements starts being questioned, Mr. Obama told NPR, it will be a problem for allies and embolden U.S. enemies. He says he’s confident anyone knowledgeable enough to be elected president “won’t won’t start calling to question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries.”
The president said in the interview, “It would be a foolish approach to take, and, you know, perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.
Um yeah. Obama – whose appalling policies have contributed to the horrifying debacles we’ve been witnessing throughout the world – has the unmitigated GALL to lecture Republicans on foreign policy. At this point any Tom Dick or Harry randomly chosen from the phone book would do a better job than this idiot – this SCOAMF.
Sorry for that “less than loving expression” of disgust with the heinous presidency of Barack Obama.